A Greater Miracle of Perception

A Greater Miracle of Perception explores how miracle making – making the impossible possible – is reflected in artistic practices today. The publication accompanies the exhibition by The Miracle Workers Collective at the Finnish Alvar Aalto Pavilion in the framework of the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. It includes commissioned essays and poetry by writers close to the collective as well as by members of the collective itself. A Greater Miracle of Perception is published by Archive Books and Frame Contemporary Art Finland.


Published in collaboration with Frame Contemporary Art Finland, Helsinki on the occasion of the exhibition A Greater Miracle of Perception at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. The publication is supported by The Finnish Cultural Foundation

A Greater Miracle of Perception

Edited by Giovanna Esposito Yussif

Design by Archive Appendix

With poems, essays, unsolved questions, conversations and illustrations by Maryan Abdulkarim, Khadar Ahmed, Hassan Blasim, Giovanna Esposito Yussif, Asher Gamedze, Eeva-Kristiina Harlin, Aslak Holmberg, Niillas Holmberg, Sonya Lindfors, David Muñoz-Alcántara, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Outi Pieski, Leena Pukki, Lorenzo Sandoval, Christopher L. Thomas, Martta Tuomaala, Christopher Wessels, and Suvi West.

Softcover, 160 pages
English / Sami / Arabic / Spanish
ISBN 978-3-943620-99-3


Euro 15,00

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If people have been engaging with the possible “and the way the world is today is the result of the possible that they did,” then what would be the results of imagining and engaging with the impossible?
—Miracle Workers Collective


Frame Contemporary Art Finland is an advocate for Finnish contemporary art. Frame supports international initiatives, facilitates professional partnerships, and encourages critical development of the field through grants, visitor programme and curator residencies, seminars and talks, exhibition collaborations and network platforms. Frame is in charge of the Finnish contribution to the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia alongside other major international art events.


The main partner for A Greater Miracle of Perception is City of Helsinki / Helsinki Biennial 2020 along with Visit Finland / Business Finland. The main supporter of A Greater Miracle of Perception is the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland, together with the Saastamoinen Foundation, The Finnish Cultural Foundation and Embassy of Finland in Rome. The publication is supported by The Finnish Cultural Foundation.